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August 4, 2016updated 17 Feb 2017 3:41pm

What is Equinix?

Company was established to support the rapid growth of the Internet.

By Vinod

Equinix is a US data centre company.

The company offers colocation and interconnection services, operating carrier-neutral data centres and internet exchanges.

Billed as the world’s largest IBX (International Business Exchange) data centre provider, the US company has over 145 data centres in 40 markets spanning five continents.

The company offers colocation and interconnection solutions and related services to enterprises, content companies, systems integrators and 1,100+ network service providers worldwide.

 

Which UK company did Equinix buy for £2.6 billion?

Equinix was founded in 1998 by Al Avery and Jay Adelson who were facilities managers at Digital Equipment Corporation. The two made the decision to start Equinix after realising that existing data centres would not be able to support the huge growth of the internet.

Based in Redwood City, California, the data centre giant made a bid to acquire British company TelecityGroup in 2015. In a deal valued at £2.6 billion, the acquisition saw Equinix gain over 40 TelecityGroup data centres, doubling Equinix’s capacity in Europe.

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